Olympic Sites

A little bit of history...

Established in 1982, the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid. ORDA operates Whiteface, Gore Mountain, and Belleayre Mountain ski areas; the Olympic Sports Complex, the Olympic Jumping Complex, the Olympic Speed Skating Oval, the Conference Center at Lake Placid and the Olympic Center. As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes, spectator and participants to the region, resulting in significant economic impact and development.

lake placid olympic sites

After skiing and riding at Whiteface, explore the Lake Placid region. Experience everything from bobsled rides to skating on the Lake Placid Speed Skating Oval. The Lake Placid Olympic Sites provide an unforgettable experience for everyone.

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Whiteface Mountain
Whiteface boasts the greatest vertical drop of any resort east of the Rocky Mountains & is the undisputed Winter Sports Capital of the World!
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Lake Placid Olympic Center
Home of the "Miracle on Ice" and Eric Heiden's five Olympic Gold Medals in 1980, and Sonja Henie's Olympic Gold Medal in 1932.
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Olympic Jumping Complex
Watch ski jumpers fly the length of a football field, aerialists twist and turn in the air, and see the best panoramic views of the Adirondack High Peaks.
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Olympic Sports Complex
Home of the combined Bobsled, Luge, and Skeleton Track, as well as Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center.
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Olympic Skating Oval
Take a spin on our Olympic Speed skating oval, where Eric Heiden won five gold medals in 1980 or sit by the bonfire and sip a cup of hot chocolate and watch the skaters twirl by.
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Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Host of fantastic cross country skiing and snowshoeing on world-class groomed trails, and authentic cozy lodges for the perfect warm-up after your ski.
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Conference Center at Lake Placid
Meet us in Lake Placid. With 90,000 sq. ft. of centrally located meeting space, we can accommodate groups large and small.